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    Hello,
    I just got some sarracenia alata (heavily veined, Texas.), flava (Walton Co./ Florda.), and leucophylla (leucophylla package labeled, "May contain S. rubra wherryi) for storage, do they need to be refrigerated? and if so, which ones? Thanks,
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    Yes, they all need to be refridgerated. Wrap them in damp paper towels and put them at the bottom of the fridge for 4-5 weeks and then sow them. If you just want to store them and don't know when you are going to sow, store them in the fridge dry.
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    when the seeds are stored damp for germination, should they be treated with a fungicide?
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    Hi,
    I usually put my seed in dry paper envelopes in the fridge as that discourages fungus and damping off. But it does not matter if that is for 5 weeks or if you want to store them for longer than that. Seeds can be sown end of Jan/early Feb in a cold greenhouse.
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    Hey,
    I am sure you have gotten your answer by now but here goes what I know from my experience. I wrap my seeds in a paper towel and wet it. I put it in a zip lock bag, write the name on it and the date with a sharpie marker and put it in the frig for 4 weeks. I sow the seeds on top of moistened, shredded, long fiber spaghmun moss in a plactic tray. Something clear from the Container Store with a lid is great. I stand it in a shallow dish of rain water or keep water in the bottom part of the container. The seeds start to germinate in 4 weeks. The trays stay under grow lights 24/7. Good luck!

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    Quote (adnedarn @ Nov. 30 2002,11:26)
    when the seeds are stored damp for germination, should they be treated with a fungicide?
    andrew[/QUOTE]
    no, any fungi on a seedcoat usually just speeds germination.
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